The Hostel in the Forest, is hosting a yoga retreat on the weekend of October 9 – 11th 2009. Guest should plan to arrive on Friday evening and enjoy a delicious vegan meal prepared by our talented Hostel chef. The cost for the 2 nights with dinners and brunch each day, and includes all yoga classes on each day will be $100 per person. We have a limit on the size on the event so please sign up early…

Join the teachers from the Yoga Co-op at Ashram, Savannah for a weekend of yoga and community at the Hostel.

Friday Oct 9th. Night Yin Yoga Practice – After dinner on Friday night we’ll gather for a candlelit Yin Yoga practice. Yin Yoga consists mostly of seated and reclining postures, held for 5-10 minutes, working to release the connective tissue.

Saturday Oct 10th. Morning Yoga – Lynn Geddes will lead students through a heart opening Anusara Yoga class. The beautiful glass house in which we will practice will provide the perfect setting for meditation and a deep relaxation at the end of the session.

Saturday Afternoon Karma Yoga Project – The tradition of yoga includes “Karma Yoga,” which translates as “selfless service.” Saturday afternoon we will join together to work on ongoing projects at the hostel.

Saturday Late Afternoon Yoga Class – One of the Yoga Co-op teachers will lead students through a practice focused on balancing the energy in the body.

Saturday Evening Labyrinth Walk/Meditation – After dark on Saturday we will gather at the labyrinth for a candlelit walking meditation. When walking a labyrinth, you meander back and forth, turning 180 degrees as you enter each new circuit. When you shift your direction in this way, you also shift your awareness from the right brain to left brain. This is one of the reasons the labyrinth is believed to induce receptive states of consciousness. It is also said help to balance the chakras.

Sunday Oct 11th Morning Sunrise Practice – Sunday morning we’ll greet the day with an energizing practice. Kate Taylor will lead students through a series of dynamic postures to wake up the body, mind and spirit.

The mission of the Yoga Co-op is to provide a space and a community for yoga teachers and students to come together and share their practice and study of yoga. The Co-op is intended to provide an environment for education, dialog, personal growth, and transformation of the body, mind, and spirit.